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The Three Types of Acting by Eugene Domingo
Acting 101 from today’s most in-demand comedienne herself.
Published on: Aug 19, 2011 - 4:46pm

What's your order?

( Here's another thing to do this weekend: Catch the last weekend run of the Cinemalaya 2011 hit entryAng Babae Sa Septic Tank starring the one and only Eugene Domingo with JM de Guzman, Kean Cipriano, and Cai Cortez. We guarantee you'll have lots of laughs and perhaps you'll learn a thing—or in this case three—about acting.


In this excerpt from the indie comedy flick written by Chris Martinez (Kimmy Dora, Temptation Island, and Here Comes the Bride) and directed by Marlon Rivera (debut film), the top comedienne demonstrates the three types of acting in her book—the very animated and singsong Elevator Acting for comedy, the hilariously high-energy TV Patrol Acting for soap opera, and the monotonic and indie favorite "As is, where is" Acting. We can't get over the line: "When in doubt, elevator!" Plus, watch her go from full-on hysterical to absolutely flatlined as she acts out the last two styles.


Martinez told, "That's how I 'order' from Uge. When we do a movie or commercial, I say 'Dito sa line na 'to umelevator ka, todo rooftop to basement' or 'O, panic scene ito so alam mo na TV Patrol intensity 2 lang' or 'As is where is ka dito papuntang TV Patrol.' We actually use it. Para malinaw, walang agony."


According to Rivera, the three techniques "grew out of years of jokes in their (Domingo and Martinez's) immediate barkada. 2008 pa lang we were doing them na." The director added that after the TV Patrol Acting demo, they actually had to take a break "because according to Eugene, para na daw talaga siyang maca-cardiac arrest." Domingo even told Rivera, "Hindi ko na ulit gagawin yang three types of acting, last na yan sa pelikula mo." The funny woman at one point also joked about her costume in this scene saying, "Ganun parang X-Men lang ang outfit ko? Storm lang? O parang paniki?"


Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank bagged five awards at the recently held Cinemalaya Film Festival: Best Actress for the New Breed Full-Length category for Domingo, Best Director for Rivera, Best Screenplay for Martinez, Best Film, and Audience Choice.

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  • suwanee septic
    Fantastic post, very well written, and it contains many useful facts. I appreciated your professional manner of writing this post. Thanks for sharing.
    May 10 2012 @ 05:51pm     Reply  
  • walang wala
    @walang walarnMaybe you're expecting Hollywood-type CGs...:-0
    Aug 26 2011 @ 09:16am     Reply  
  • nasa gateway
    gateway cineplex was shaking to death when this scene was shown!
    Aug 25 2011 @ 09:23am     Reply  
  • walang wala
    i've always watched uge's movies at pinanood ko din ito syempre and i would say not worth for my 160 bucks, nacurious ako dahil sa sinabi ni uge na sulit daw ang ibabayad mo but i was disappointed though uge never fade to show her funny antics, siya lang talaga nagdala ng buong movie, boring ung musical part ng movie sobrang haba, indi ko minamaliit ang indie films since i watched kubrador before at talagang maganda siya sa lahat ng aspects but not this movie, sobrang over-hyped parang azkals,
    Aug 24 2011 @ 04:05pm     Reply  
  • shardraco
    I am seriously addicted to this clip. Still can't stop laughing and I'm running out of breath already.
    Aug 22 2011 @ 10:20pm     Reply  
  • sosyalera
    wahahaha.. napanuod ko na 'to sa sinehan.. pero nung nakita ko to..natatawa pa din ako hahaha.....
    Aug 22 2011 @ 06:16pm     Reply  
  • sterling
    Superb! Galing... Sana ipalabas sa Singapore...
    Aug 20 2011 @ 08:52pm     Reply  
  • tv junkie
    Ano reaction ng TV PATROL top Brass?
    Aug 20 2011 @ 07:54pm     Reply  
  • paw
    HAHA! That scene was so funny. Leveling ang acting ni Uge. Laugh trip talaga.
    Aug 20 2011 @ 11:53am     Reply  
  • wow
    the TV Patrol acting is the best! super tawa ako sa part na yun! hahahahaha
    Aug 20 2011 @ 09:11am     Reply  
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